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Did the STi get steel braided lines? anyone who was there did you take a good peek to see em? or is that a mod that you have to get your self?
 

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Maybe not a steel braided line but it looks to be a steel tube. I didn't get any good shots of the front which is probably what your looking for. :)
 

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alfredob1, could that tube (the grey tube bolted to that control arm) actually be for the emergency brake cable? i can't image they'd use a steel tube since you need flexibility when changing pads or rotors, axle bearings, etc. a fixed tube would make that a real pain, if not impossible.
 

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its almost easier to put camera over front end of tire and kinda shoot down between the creeks of rim :) but that angle looks very familiar to my RS haha :) funny how car makers manage to wrap stuff into new packages and make a killin :)

anyhow If anyone has any pics that might give that away to if it has steel lines or not that would be an awesome lil detail to know...
 

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I thought about that for a bit (wether that was the e-brake line or not). Then I notced the black hose (with the green tape on it) and figured that was the e-brake cable. There could be a flexible link closer the the area where the trailing arm meets with the body. It might have been just out of sight of the camera (which means I didn't get a shot of it). If it is indeed the brake line I don't think it would see much movement at it's current position. The brake caliper doesn't move and if there is a flexible link at the end of the trailing arm; the line wouldn't move while being attached to the trailing arm. Hope I made sense.
 

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If I can not get an STi I will get this!

I'd put money on the black tube with the green sticker being the e-brake.

The silver tube attached to the lower arm appears to be the regular line. Where it turns black should be the place the stainless line would start.

EDIT: I take that back. That silver/black line has to be something else. That comes in too low to be the regular brake line. It would come in up by the strut, attaching to it probably.
 

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Alfredob1 - can you edit that pic and make the pic smaller? it causes the posts to be really wide and the text doesn't wrap...and I got an 18" monitor! :-?
 

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alfredob1 said:
There could be a flexible link closer the the area where the trailing arm meets with the body....The brake caliper doesn't move and if there is a flexible link at the end of the trailing arm; the line wouldn't move while being attached to the trailing arm. Hope I made sense.
yep. i see what you're saying and it makes sense. i guess this is one of the mysteries that'll be solved as soon was we get our hands on one.
 

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cool, thanks Alfredob1!

:lol: took me awhile to figure out what was going on there
 

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the sway bar looks nice and beefy..I think its gonna rock! It doesn't look like the STi comes with SS lines. This is going to be a mod I will do initially and then put some Motul 5.1 brake fluid.

Question. Why are the SYMS or STi or whatever brand so much more expensive than the Goodridge lines? I've used Goodridge before and have like their quality, so what gives? Just the name?
 

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Amen....that a nice beefy sucker. I have yet to add any 'must do' suspension mods to my list of 'to do's. The only reason I'm even considering changing any of the suspension is to have some up/down play for summer and winter play. Summer.....comfortably low, but no scraping. Winter.....a little higher to do some 4 wheel drifts in the snow!
 
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